UTLA declares impasse with LAUSD

Our employer refuses to partner with us for a sustainable vision for the future. Therefore, the UTLA bargaining team believes the bargaining process with our employer has been exhausted, and the two parties are at an impasse.

UTLA members recommitting despite Janus decision

We see the Janus lawsuit for what it is — not a court case about freedom of speech but a well-funded, long-planned attack by anti-union, anti-worker billionaires and corporations to weaken unions and open the door to privatizing education and other critical social services.

Action: Unregulated Charter Expansion Hurts Our Communities

Parents and community members held a surprise protest today targeting a board member of Excelencia Charter Academy, Samuel Robles at his restaurant. Excelencia, which is about to open a new charter site, has admitted violating the Brown Act’s open meeting law by preventing public access to its meetings.

Charter News
UTLA-Accelerated charter educators vote to strike

Accelerated charter school teachers overwhelmingly pass a strike authorization vote for affordable healthcare, just cause for dismissal, and other priorities. Charter school educators at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) have been in contract negotiations with their employer since April 2017.

Organizing News
Community saves teacher's job

In September 2016, when Kimberly Hinkston got her first key to her own classroom at Wilton Place Early Education Center, she was beyond excited. Having worked her way up from a teaching assistant at other LAUSD schools, Hinkston was ready to get to work and be a part of a family-focused school.

Press Release
Primary elections: LA delivers for public education

Los Angeles voters delivered for public education in yesterday’s primary election, sending Gavin Newsom and Tony Thurmond into the runoffs for governor and state superintendent and rejecting Antonio Villaraigosa’s gubernatorial bid.

President's Perspective
The time to force change is now

We are the ones who will save public education in Los Angeles. On May 24, more than 12,000 of us gathered in Grand Park for the All In for Respect rally in the spirit of teacher rebellions happening across the country.

All In for Respect rally draws more than 12k to Grand Park

On Thursday afternoon, May 24, UTLA members, parents, students, and community organizations filed into the Grand Park, downtown Los Angeles, by the thousands to demand a fair contract agreement. If no agreement is reached, strike authorization votes are expected to take place in the Fall. 

Press Release
All-In for Respect massive rally to draw thousands

UTLA’s “All In for Respect” rally and major demonstration is the culmination of one year of escalating actions around UTLA’s contract demands. If no agreement is reached, strike authorization votes are expected to take place in the Fall.

Strike averted: SEIU Local 99 reaches TA with LAUSD

It's now time for LAUSD to address our contract bargaining demands. After more than one year of escalating actions tied to their bargaining demands — including UTLA’s commitment to a May 15 Unfair Labor Practice sympathy strike — SEIU Local 99 reached a Tentative Agreement with LAUSD yesterday.